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PoliCon
03-02-2009, 02:27 PM
By Noah Shachtman EmailFebruary 27, 2009 | 10:10:48 AMCategories: Gadgets and Gear

For years a pair of brilliant scientists have been locked in a nasty fight to see who could build super-strength suits for the U.S. military. In that battle Sarcos' Stephen Jacobsen had a key advantage over his arch-rival, Berkeley Bionics' Hami Kazerooni: Jacobsen had defense contracting giant Raytheon on his side. Which meant government contacts. Engineering know-how. And an ability to manufacture the exoskeletons in quantity, if need be.

Then, last month Kazerooni announced that he had teamed up with a defense-industrial giant, too. Yesterday, at the Association of the United States Army's winter conference, Lockheed and Berkeley Bionics showed off their exoskeleton, the Human Universal Load Carrier exoskeleton -- "HULC."

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KZ_qR8zCLDc

Aklover
03-04-2009, 12:58 PM
Interesting. First step towards something like the Power Armor in the Fallout series of video games.

PoliCon
03-04-2009, 01:31 PM
Interesting. First step towards something like the Power Armor in the Fallout series of video games.

:) I was thinking starcraft myself. . . .